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Major Issues where Mainstream Economists Failed - Part 1

Paul Sweeney 04/07/2023

In the last blog, I examined the President of Ireland's speech critical of the lack of heterodoxy (or differences) in Irish economics. I argued that while the mainstream economic policies pursued in Ireland had led to substantial economic development and also in improved life satisfaction in recent decades, there were times, especially in the …



Global inflation masks home-grown problems

Rory O'Farrell 24/01/2022

Last week, a friend felt somewhat flushed and wondered if it was a fever due to COVID-19 or simply the unusually warm weather outside. Fortunately, a …

Rise in inflation should not last

Paul Sweeney 13/01/2022

A year ago here on Progressive Economy, I asked if inflation was about to take off. Regrettably it has. The Irish Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to …

Post-pandemic Recovery and the Green Transition

09/08/2021

First published  in Social Europe by László Andor, Secretary General of The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)  The …

What was Driving Minister Donohoe's strange behaviour against Tax Reform and Multilateralism?

Paul Sweeney 15/07/2021

Paschal Donohoe is known as a serious, intellectual and committed centre-right politician who has supported international trade, globalisation and …

A Tale of Two Irelands

Amie Lajoie 29/06/2021

A year into the pandemic, it has become clear that Ireland has a severely divided society in terms of household debt and financial wellbeing. Dr Amie …

Irish version Inflation and the Strongest Recovery since WW2

Paul Sweeney 24/06/2021

Inflation is rearing its ugly head again, especially with soaring commodity prices. Inflation was very high in the 1970s and 1980s but it was both …

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